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The 2013 Beacon Awards continue the easy entry format first introduced in 2011. Submissions may be sent electronically and have been redesigned to cut down on the time needed to complete the entry. Entry supporting materials may be scanned and sent as attachments and videos may be sent as links to where they are stored on a company Web site, YouTube or other Internet storage site.
The Beacon Awards Ceremony, the evening of May 9, will be a highlight of ACC’s annual conference, FORUM 2013, May 8-10 in Washington, DC. All Beacon Award entries must represent work executed and results achieved between May 5, 2012, and March 22, 2013. More information may be found at: https://www.cablecommunicators.org/awards_beacon.php or contact Steve Jones at 202-222-2373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Angelo resident Ronnie Wallace won the tournament with a record-setting 29.7 pounds of fish in his five-bass limit. Included in his catch was the tournament’s largest fish, a 9.79-pound bass. Wallace won $2,200 for first place and $785 for the Big Bass prize. The under-17 division winner was Andy Ortega of Odessa, Texas. He won a $200 gift certificate from retailer Field and Streams Sporting Goods.
The tournament is named in memory of avid fisherman and San Angelo Bass Club member Tony Gibson. Gibson was a winner at the first Suddenlink fishing tournament in 2009. He received care from Hospice of San Angelo before he died in October that same year.
The tournament is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Hospice of San Angelo, and this year’s donation was the largest in tournament history. Since 2010, the Suddenlink tournament has raised $71,000. For additional information, contact Gene Regan at 314-315-9644 or email@example.com.
The theme, The Value Proposition: Know It, Sell It, is metaphor for communications professionals. ACC members are the chief communicators of value. ‘Telling and selling’ that inimitable value proposition is key not only for our industry but for own professional relevancy.
Attend FORUM 2013 as we take on what it means to communicate value in an industry where meeting customer expectations is a never ending task; technology trends are fast and furious and distinguishing business partners from competitors is…well, it is complicated. And that’s just the industry view; what about you? To be a true influencer and communicator of value you have to sculpt an authentic personal brand. Think executive presence, skill relevancy and networking. Join us at FORUM 2013 as we kick off the conference with an opening reception on May 8 in the Hyatt Regency Washington.
FORUM 2013 immediately follows NCTA's Key Contact Conference, May 6-8, also hosted by the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. During FORUM, cable industry professionals will strengthen their communications and public affairs skills, share best practices, and gain an enhanced understanding of how communications and public affairs impact their organizations. For additional information on FORUM 2013 or the Beacon Awards, please go to www.cablecommunicators.org or contact Steve Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-222-2373.
The site will post stories and other features ranging from interviews with producers of popular cable programming, infographics that showcase interesting broadband data and other compelling visuals that highlight interesting TV and technology trends, all intended to showcase the cable industry in a Web-friendly way. Check out this online magazine to watch, appreciate, and live the world of television and technology as it reinvents itself before our eyes. For additional information, contact Brian Dietz at 202-222-2358 or email@example.com.
Registration for the Master Course is $149 (not included with FORUM registration) and you do not have to register for FORUM to attend this session. This fun event provides a unique, enlightening approach to professional and personal development as it combines executive presence, career coaching and personal branding. For additional information contact Steve Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-222-2373.
“Tennessee has unique traditions in agriculture and home gardening,” Mrs. Haslam said.
As chair of the Tennessee Executive Residence and Preservation Foundation, Mrs. Haslam has been helping to generate private funds for the landscape renovation project. Phase I of the project was completed in fall of 2012, which included the restoration of the historic lily pond garden, the entrance to Conservation Hall, and the Great Lawn. Tennessee companies Nissan North America and Scripps Networks Interactive (HGTV’s parent company), will partner to assist with Phase II of the project, donating funds towards the building of the kitchen and cutting garden.
“We are very grateful for Nissan and Scripps’ help in building a kitchen and cutting garden at the Tennessee Residence,” Mrs. Haslam said. “I have been so proud of the support generously given by a host of Tennessee businesses, organizations, family foundations and individuals who have contributed towards this next phase of the project to restore the grounds of an important landmark for our state.” For additional information, contact Cindy McConkey at 865-560-3976 or email@example.com.
ACC is seeking nominations of members in good standing to join the Board. If you are interested in being elected or appointed, or know of a person who should be considered for a position on the Board, please contact Steve Jones at 202-222-2373 or firstname.lastname@example.org and include a two to three sentence summary outlining why the individual would be a good Board candidate. For a listing of current Board members, please go to http://www.cablecommunicators.org/aboutus_board.php. The nominations deadline is close-of-business March 29, 2013.
For more information on how your organization can join ACC as a 2013 corporate member, please contact Steve Jones at email@example.com or 202-222-2373. For membership details, go to http://www.cablecommunicators.org/cmember.php.
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